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Article - Criminal Procedure


    (a)    The Commission shall review annually sentencing policy and practice and, on or before January 31 of each year, report to the General Assembly, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, on the activities of the preceding calendar year.

    (b)    (1)    The report shall:

            (i)    include any changes to the sentencing guidelines made during the preceding year;

            (ii)    review judicial compliance with the sentencing guidelines, including compliance by crime and by judicial circuit;

            (iii)    review reductions or increases in original sentences that have occurred because of reconsiderations of sentences imposed under § 14–101 of the Criminal Law Article; and

            (iv)    categorize information on the number of reconsiderations of sentences by crimes as listed in § 14–101(a) of the Criminal Law Article and by judicial circuit.

        (2)    The Commission shall consider a sentence to a corrections options program to be within the sentencing guidelines if the sentence falls within a corrections options zone shown on the matrix.

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